All-Star 125: Nico Megaludis vs. Jesse Delgado

By Kacie Albert
Elite Level Sports Marketing

WASHINGTON D.C. – The 125-pound bout at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps will feature Nico Megaludis of Penn State against Jesse Delgado of Illinois, in a match of two of the top freshmen from last season.

Megaludis looks to continue to build on his mounting success from the 2011-2012 season where he finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships and was the runner-up at the NCAA Championships.

Megaludis earned All-American status for his second place finish, making him Penn State’s first true-freshman All-American since current Nittany Lion Quentin Wright earned the honor in 2009 at 174 pounds.

Megaludis, who was the 10th seed, had an excellent run through the NCAA tournament as he defeated the 2nd, 6th and 7th seeds to make the finals before falling to Matt McDonough of Iowa in a 4-1 decision in the finals.

Megaludis finished the season 28-8, 11-3 in duals and 5-3 in Big 10 competition.

Delgado, also has a an outstanding freshman campaign where he finished third at the Big 10 championships and seventh at the NCAA Championships, earning him All-American honors.

Delgado finished the season 34-7, 16-4 in duals and 6-2 in Big 10 competition.

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The NWCA Classic serves as a premier event to help grow the sport of wrestling. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the sport in the Washington DC area.


Confirmed Matchups
125: #2 Nico Megaludis, So. Penn State vs. #3 Jesse Delgado, So. Illinois
141: #1 Kendric Maple, Jr. Oklahoma vs. #6 B.J. Futrell, Sr. Illinois
157: #3 Dylan Alton, So. Penn State vs. #4 Jason Welch, Sr. Northwestern
165: #1 (at 157) Kyle Dake, Sr. Cornell vs. #1 David Taylor, Jr. Penn State
184: #3 Robert Hamlin, Sr. Lehigh vs. #4 Kevin Steinhaus, Jr. Minnesota
285: #4 Mike McMullan, So. Northwestern vs. #5 Dom Bradley, Sr. Missouri